Continuous Improvement Engineer

Operations Lincoln, Nebraska


Description

Position at Lincoln Industries

 

SUMMARY:

Lead and implement continuous improvement (CI) culture throughout the organization while being responsible for the identification, prioritization, and implementation of CI projects and training. Develop sustainable improvements through engagement of a team- based servant leadership approach, strong technical knowledge, and proper use of continuous improvement tools.

 

WAGE TYPE: Salaried Exempt

FLSA Exemption: Administrative Exemption

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coach people in lean methodology and CI mindset utilizing kaizen, lean training and exercises/demonstrations.
  • Lead and influence others through improvement activities/events with a project team or by themselves, executing multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment.
  • Effectively manages organizational change of process improvements and is a passionate advocate for implementing CI methodologies
  • Facilitates CI workshops including preparing agendas, group activities, documents and training content
  • Provide assistance to production personnel in implementing improvement ideas and other resources they may need
  • Responsible for the identification, development and implementation of process improvements and best practices focused on improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity (Labor and Material).
  • Process mapping, value stream mapping, and identifying inefficiencies in business and manufacturing processes.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
  • Facilitate financial justification for new projects.
  • Ensures follow-up on improvement events are completed and realized gains are maintained. This includes scheduling and facilitating on-going status reviews with all vested parties.
  • Environmental responsibility is our commitment to our communities.
  • Could potentially come in contact with hazardous chemicals.
  • Proper disposal of waste such as recyclables, standard waste, hazardous waste, etc. is expected
  • Any other tasks as required fulfilling Lincoln Industries' Beliefs and Drivers.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

  • Reports to: Manager of Continuous Improvement
  • Supervises: No direct reports

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.

Education and/or Experience: Expected:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing or process environment using continuous improvement techniques/tools (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma, DMAIC, 5S, JIT, etc.)
  • Training and coaching experience
  • Strong communication skills – shop floor through management
  • Creative thought process

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in manufacturing industry.
  • Lean Certification
  • Leadership experience
  • Project Management
  • Financial justification
  • Strong computer skills

 

 

Communication Skills:

Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.

 

 

Physical Requirements:

 

Job Category C – Low Labor Intensive Category

Must be able to perform physical functions equivalent to Category C.

 

Rarely

Occasionally

Frequently

Constant

0-25% of work activity

26 -50% of

work activity

51 -75% of

work activity

76 - 100% of

work activity

Regular Exposure To Uncomfortable Conditions

 

 

 

X

 

Personal Protective Equipment Required

 

 

 

X

Frequent Indoor Work

 

 

X

 

Outdoor Work

X

 

 

 

Machine Interfacing

 

 

X

 

Computer Interfacing

 

X

 

 

Hot Weather

 

X

 

 

Cold Weather

 

X

 

 

High Humidity Indexes

 

X

 

 

Electrical Hazards

X

 

 

 

Dirty

 

 

X

 

Dusty

 

 

X

 

Steam

X

 

 

 

Fumes-Vapor

X

 

 

 

Noisy

 

 

 

X

Chemical Exposure

 

X

 

 

Toxic Chemicals

 

X

 

 

Fire Hazards

 

X

 

 

Potential Confined Work Space

X

 

 

 

Awkward or Minimized Work Space

X

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

 

X

Stooping

 

X

 

 

Bending

 

 

X

 

Sitting

X

 

 

 

Typing

X

 

 

 

Balancing

 

 

 

X

 


 

 

Reaching

 

 

X

 

Continuous Standing

 

 

X

 

Climbing (catwalk, steps, ladders, etc.)

 

X

 

 

Carrying < 50lbs

 

X

 

 

Lifting < 50lbs.

 

X

 

 

Twisting

 

X

 

 

Turning

 

X

 

 

Pinching

 

 

X

 

Gripping

 

 

X

 

Vibration (including but not limited to)

X

 

 

 

· Hand Tools

· Polishing Lathes

· Equipment Usage

· Pipe Bending or Cutting

Equipment

Squatting

 

X

 

 

Pushing < 50lbs.

 

X

 

 

Pulling < 50

 

X

 

 

Static Work

 

X

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

Working at Waist-Shoulder Level

 

 

X

 

Working Above Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

Working In High Far (Reach) Position

 

X

 

 

Working Below Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

 

TRAINING: Training requirements as defined in the Learning Management System based on the role.